Sunday, October 12, 2008

Showing Off Today's Flower!

The poetry of earth is never dead:
When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;
That is the Grasshopper's--he takes the lead
In summer luxury,--he has never done
With his delights; for when tired out with fun
He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.
The poetry of earth is ceasing never:
On a lone winter evening, when the frost
Has wrought a silence, from the stove there shrills
The Cricket's song, in warmth increasing ever,
And seems to one in drowsiness half lost,
The Grasshopper's among some grassy hills.
John Keats


Est xxx said...

Hey Lucy thanks for the comment on my blog, gorgeous Elastoplast Plaster is a brand in the aid in America I think xxx

Sarah said...

Eww - that is a monster bug!

Ralph is gorgeous, I love cats but over the past few years I seem to have developed an allergy to them so after we lost ours (Polly) a couple of years ago I can't get another :(

Can't believe that woman's attitude to her barn cats - shocking - people like that shouldn't be allowed to keep animals.

Terrie Farrell said...

woah that's one scarily big grasshopper! LOL

Yen said...

Huge bug in that beautiful flower!~Mine is posted HERE. Happy TF~

ellen b said...

Very nice and the poem is great. There's a few grasshoppers this week including one on my flower...

Gill - That British Woman said...

Lucy we must be twins, as we both have insects on our photo's this week.

Gill from Canada

Brigid said...

Beautiful as always. Keats is hard to beat. Finally home after two weeks and looking forward to catching up.

Cheyne said...

Beautiful flower!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos and wonderful words.


Arija said...

Nothing like a bit of Keats to brighten up the day. Nice shot of grasshopper and resting place.

Carletta said...

I love the light and shadows you have captured around Mr.Grasshopper!
The Keats poem was a wonderful choice.
Lovely image Lucy!

Enigma said...


Denise said...

Beautiful photograph and a lovely poem by Keates. Thanks for sharing.

dot said...

Nice picture! I've never been quick enough to capture a grasshopper.

antigoni said...

Beautiful post!

Bobs said...

What a lovely flower and not-so-lovely bug! I may not like them, but I love photographing bugs too!

Your story about those barn cats made me cry.


Craver Vii said...

Exquisite photograph, Lucy. The poem fits so nicely, too.

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